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Chevrolet Traverse Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the cargo area light bulbs in the liftgate of a 2009 to 2012 GM Chevy Traverse SUV with pictures.

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Traverse Cargo Area Lights
Pry Out Light Housing
Light Housing Removed
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 GM Chevrolet Traverse crossover SUV in replacing the cargo area light bulbs in the underside of the tailgate door.

Owners of other General Motors crossovers, SUVs, minivans or trucks such as the Chevy Equinox, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Avalanche, Silverado, GMC Canyon, Sierra, Acadia, Yukon, Denali, Savana, Pontiac Aztek, Torrent, Saturn Outlook, Buick Encore, and Enclave may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement cargo area light bulb is either part # 6411 (festoon or "fuse" style) for earlier model year Chevy Traverse vehicles or part # 194 (miniature wedge base) for later model years.

The only tool needed to replace the bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the housing.

Press Release Tab
Power Plug Removed
Push Out Old Bulb
Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver into the notch at the outer edge of the cargo area light bulb housing.

Gently pry out the housing and disconnect the power plug by pressing the release tab.

Carefully push out the old light bulb from its socket with the flathead screwdriver or pull it out with your fingers.


Light Bulb Removed
Push In New # 194 Bulb
Push On Power Plug
Push in a new # 194 light bulb straight into the socket.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as # 168, W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED unit.

Push the power plug back on to the base of the housing.

Insert Bulb Housing
Snap Into Place
Test New Cargo Bulbs

Insert the power plug side of the light bulb housing first and then gently snap the other side in to place.

For more, check out my other Chevrolet Traverse Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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